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The Violin of Auschwitz - Maria Àngels Anglada, Martha Tennent
The Violin of Auschwitz
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An international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man’s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history’s greatest atrocity.In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously... show more
An international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man’s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history’s greatest atrocity.In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin. . . .  Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel’s former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp’s two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure.  Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty—and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation—The Violin of Auschwitz is more than just a novel: It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553807783 (0553807781)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 109
Edition language: English
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donnambrownuk
donnambrownuk rated it
5.0 The Auschwitz Violin
When I was at school I read I Am David and it is a book that has stayed with me for years. I bought a copy as an adult and read it again - to me, it was just as moving despite my extra years. Perhaps even because of them. I have a feeling that The Auschwitz Violin will have a similar impact on th...
Par Lance
Par Lance rated it
Maria Àngels Anglada brings the history of the violin made by Daniel, the Jewish luthier, during his internment in the Auschwitz concentration camp, to vibrant life.The story opens with the playing of the violin by Regina in the present time. Her relationship to the craftsman becomes apparent about ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 The Violin of Auschwitz
This is a tender little book, very moving and enlightening although it is barely more than 100 pages. I find that no matter how much I have read or how much I think I know about the Holocaust and its perpetrators, there always seems to be some new horrible behavior or event to learn about with regar...
nadines
nadines rated it
Ich hatte ehrlich gesagt mehr erwartet.Geigenbauer Daniel, Gefangener in Auschwitz soll für den Kommandanten eine Violine bauen. Er steht dabei unter dem enormen Druck, dass es sich um eine Wette handelt und er selbst offenbar der Einsatz ist und im Falle dass die Geige nicht perfekt ist, für einen ...
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